Refuse & Recycling

Garbage removal is generally conducted on Mondays throughout the village. Garbage disposal is contracted with a scavenger company to remove residential garbage, recycling and yard waste.

To find out more about garbage and refuse collection, please contact the Health Department:

9500 Belmont Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
Phone (847) 671-8240
Fax (847) 671-8238
Email the Health Department

Recycling Program

The Village of Franklin Park encourages its residents to reduce their waste by taking advantage of the recycling program. Recycling collection is on the same day as garbage collection. Please have your carts out by 6:00am. Recycling does not need to be separated. All approved recyclables may be mixed together. Please rinse all items and flatten all boxes.

Accepted Items
Newspaper
Mixed paper (advertisements, junk mail, office paper, gift wrap, paper bags, stationery, envelopes)
Magazines, catalogs, phone books
Paper back books (no hard covers)
Chipboard such as gift boxes, tissue boxes and food boxes
Cardboard
Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, green)
Aluminum, tin or steel cans, including empty aerosol cans and paint cans
Plastic containers coded #1 through #7 (except #6)
Plastic 6-pack rings
Milk cartons, juice cartons and juice boxes

Items Not Accepted
Polystyrene foam materials (coded #6) such as drinking cups, plates, egg cartons
Packing peanuts, foam packing blocks
Plastic bags, cereal bags, plastic wrap
Mirrors, window glass, Pyrex glass or dinnerware
Cardboard soiled with food residue
Pots and pans
Gas cans or other items containing hazardous chemicals

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Illinois Residents can dispose of household hazardous materials at locations open all year including chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, and pesticides, old or outdated medication, and similar hazardous household products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED include latex paint, explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals, and business wastes.

To see year round drop off sites with details: Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Garbage & Recycling Survey

Please click the link below to view the results of our recent survey to get residents' feedback on proposed garbage, refuse and recycling collection:

2011 Garbage & Recycling Survey Results (requires Adobe Reader)

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